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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Mix Things Up!

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday!

I've finally had a chance to play with the gorgeous new stamps from Creative Expressions and here's my first one for the design team.

Squirt some very cheap Shaving Foam onto a plate.  Level it out with a ruler then add drops of Dusty Concord and Broken China Distress Re-Inkers onto the shaving foam.  Make swirly patterns in the foam. 

Press a piece of Coconut White Card into the foam, lift off and remove the excess with a ruler.  Wipe off any last bits with a piece of kitchen towel.

Ink up the Mix Things Up Singles stamp with Black Archival.  Stamp over the swirly background then heat emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder.
Distress the edges of the card with Dusty Concord Ink.
Matt an layer onto Coconut White and Black Foundations Card.

Stick onto the blank card.  Stamp around the edges of the card with Black Archival Ink using the small sentiment and heart stamps from Creative Expressions A5 Vintage Cooking stamp set.

And there's the finished card!

Apart from the foam, everything used is from Creative Expressions.

I do love using the shaving foam technique but often forget about it!  Sometimes it's good to re-visit old techniques!!

Well, that's it for today, I'll be back next Tuesday with another DT piece.

Have a happy, crafty week!!

2 comments:

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Pam, this is a really lovely card.I have tried shaving foam once with my grandchildren last summer, and we all enjoyed it. I must try it again. I see you have done it on a plate which is less mess and clean up. Thank yo
X Ros

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Pam this is a gorgeous card I love the background I love creating these as they smell so nice. Have a great week. Hugs Jackie